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REMINDER! February Month-End Close Deadline: Validated campus journal entries and data collect batches (journal imports) should be received by Accounting Services by close of business (5 p.m.) Thursday, February 28. The March Month-End close date will be Friday, March 29 at 5 p.m. Please remember that accounting will not receive the journal entries until the journal has been budget checked valid and has passed through all required approvals (including OSR, if necessary).

For details on month-end close procedures, see the Accounting Services webpage.  Bookmark this page to see the latest info in between updates.

NEW! May 2019 Payroll Schedule Adjustments. To accommodate the ConnectCarolina upgrade occurring the weekend of May 17-19, 2019, the biweekly (B23) payroll deadlines have been adjusted. The changes have been made on the Payroll Schedule as well as in the HR/Payroll Deadlines calendar. The changes are highlighted below:

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  • School/Division ePAR Approvals Deadline: May 13, 2019 12:00 p.m.
  • Central Office ePAR Approvals Deadline: May 14, 2019 5:00 p.m.
  • Payroll Lockout (All Actions Due): May 15, 2019 12:00 p.m.
  • Payroll Confirm Date (Lockout Ends): May 17, 2019 12:00 p.m.

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NEW! Amazon Business is now LIVE in ConnectCarolina: Amazon Business is a new ePro supplier catalog available to ePro users who have 2-Step authentication for their email. We encourage approved users to shop the Amazon Business marketplace and take advantage of benefits available to ePro shoppers. Prior to accessing the ePro Amazon Business punchout catalog for the first time, visit the ePro and eCommerce website and download the Amazon Business FAQ guide for instructions on how to register and place orders according to requirements established for the UNC-Chapel Hill Amazon Business account.

NEW! Procedural Changes in Monitoring Outstanding Deposits. The procedure for monitoring outstanding deposits has been updated to provide better support for managers responsible for departmental deposit activity. Updates include new and out-of-balance deposits in current months can be deleted without having to contact the Cashier’s department; quick reference card is available for running daily deposits; and a table is available that reviews current definitions.  For more information, see the February 22 deposits memo or Procedure 302.3.

NEW! February GSHIP Premium Files Available. The February GSHIP premium file has been uploaded into ConnectCarolina and departments now have access to GradStar GSHIP updates.  The total cost allocation must equal the monthly premium amount of $325.87.  The last day to make changes in the system for the month of February will be Wednesday, Feb. 27. See February 22 GSHIP memo for more.

REMINDER! Subscribing to Business Managers listserv: Finance and accounting personnel who would like to subscribe to the business managers listserv can do so by following the instructions at


Users should utilize the Business Systems Help Desk when they are unsure who to contact for issue resolution. This is the fastest way to obtain assistance and allows the project team to be able to track issues to determine the scale of the impact to all users. Users can reach the Business Systems Help Desk at 919-962-HELP or via a remedy ticket submitted online at (select ConnectCarolina > ConnectCarolina Finance > the appropriate area of concern).

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